About Us

Dr Ray Salih

 BDS,NZDREX,PGDipClinDent ( Otago)

I am a highly experienced and qualified dentist with a track record of delivering a high standard of general dentistry both in New Zealand and internationally for 20 years. I am the Principal Dentist at Newtown Dental Surgery and have experience in hospital dentistry, military dentistry, University Dental School practice and in other general practices. I am experienced in all aspects of dentistry including dental assessments, preventive services, restorative services (fillings, crowns, bridges and implants), cosmetic dentistry, extractions, oral surgery, hospital services surgery, dentures.

Dr. Nimisha Parbhu


I qualified with a Bachelor of Dental Surgery from Gujarat University, India in 1999. After coming to New Zealand, I have worked in private practice in the Wellington region after completion of my NZREX examinations in 2003. I enjoy the diverse dental work that I do, including but not limited to fillings, extractions, crowns and bridges, partial and full dentures. My care planning stems from ensuring that my patients have a good understanding of their oral health, as well as the preventive and treatment options available to them. I am a fluent speaker in Gujarati and Hindi and pride myself on my ability to provide gentle treatment. Simple pleasures in my spare time like kicking a ball or playing scrabble with my young family is what I love the most.


Dr Varsha Jeyaprakash


I'm a general dentist, originally from the southern part of India, Kerala. Kerala is as lush and green as New Zealand is and it feels just like home here, but a touch colder! I graduated from Dental School, Mahatma Gandhi University in 2013 after senior residency and moved to New Zealand the same year. I have been practising in Newtown Dental Surgery since 2014. I enjoy all aspects of dentistry and have a special interest in Aesthetic dentistry. I'm an AACD member and am working towards their accreditation process and a masters.

Dr Harnie Jo

BDS ( Otago)

I graduated from the School of Dentistry, University of Otago in 2014 with distinction. I worked in Gisborne for 3 years, before relocating to Wellington and joining the Newtown Dental team.

I have an interest in wisdom tooth extractions and minor oral surgery, along with many other disciplines in the field of general dental practice.

I am known for my thorough and caring approach toward patients.

In my spare time, I enjoy playing the piano and long distance running.

Dr Yu Hoshino

BDS, Hiroshima University 1998

Australian Dental Council Licensing Exams 2017

I have worked as a general dentist for about 13 years in Japan. After moving to New Zealand I took a break from dentistry for 4 years to look after my three children. In 2017, I passed the qualification exam to practice dentistry in New Zealand. I am interested in all areas of dentistry, but I am particularly interested in preventive dentistry and denture treatment. I strongly believe that the best treatment in dentistry is good oral healthcare and I hope to help all my patients attain this.


歯科医師 ( 日本人 )




1998年 広島大学歯学部卒業、3年間の大学病院口腔外科勤務を経て


2011年 ニュージーランド移住、4年間の育児休暇

2015/2016年 Otago University Overseas Dentist Bridging Course を修了

2017年 オーストラリアにて歯科医師免許取得

2018年 現歯科医院に勤務


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Lychgate Centre, Level 1

100 Riddiford Street


Phone: 04 3893808




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